Noob from Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mdavison, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. mdavison

    mdavison In the Brooder

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    Hello.
    Not totally new to chickens at this point.
    Moved to a rural-ish section of south-east Michigan in 2016.
    By early fall of this last year we acquired two roos both white/black. They were dumped on the side of the road just down a bit from our house. Both white/black, our best guess is silkie mix. One was killed by a predator. The other we have managed to keep alive, and make happy.
    Picked up chicks this afternoon from TSC. 3 Jersey Giants, 3 Banties, 3 Silver Laced. Good start.
    They're chirping happily at the moment.

    Planning on adding more. Particularly interested in ducks too. Our roo likes grapes and before I ever acquired the roo, I never would have guessed how darned smart they are.
    Specifically raising for eggs. Interested in learning more about rarer breeds like Icies.

    Oh uh three kids, one husband, 2 cats, one dog. :)
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  3. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under mdavison :frow Welcome!

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    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock and/or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    You may also be interested in these links:
     
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I'm sure the links above will be very helpful.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  8. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello and welcome to the flock! I think people underestimate the intelligence of chickens. Good luck with your chicks :thumbsup
     
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  9. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    :welcome
    We're so glad you joined us :woot
     
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  10. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    It sounds like you're off to a good start on a nice sized flock, congrats!

    If you would like to read more about Icelandics, here's a link to a Chicken Breed Focus thread from a couple years ago:
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    Thanks for joining us!
     
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